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My Goodness - Podcast | Shiver and Shake, Seattle Scene, and Music Videos

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Joel Schneider of Seattle's My Goodness join us by phone to chat about their new album Shiver and Shake, working with Cody Votalato, Seattle's music scene, sessions with Pearl Jam recorder Rick Parashar, must have gear, and music video problem solving.

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Story behind the Joel Scneider Podcast:

Consisting of singer/guitarist Joel Schneider and drummer Andy Lum, My Goodness formed in Seattle in 2008 and quickly took the Northwest by storm with their feverish concoction of blues-infused rock. The duo spent years honing their songwriting and playing to growing crowds with bands like Bosnian Rainbows, The Thermals, The Cave Singers and Augustines; all of which has led to this pivotal, career defining moment, the release of their new album, Shiver + Shake.

My Goodness’ connection to the Seattle music they grew up on is strikingly audible. Bands from Nirvana and Soundgarden, to bands from the early ’00s Seattle scene such as Botch, Blood Brothers, Murder City Devils and Harkonen were on heavy rotation for Schneider and Lum throughout their formative years. Dig deeper still and you find them tapping into a rich seam of blues, old and new – from Muddy Waters through Junior Kimbrough and RL Burnside to the musical sass of Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. Though a very different prospect, the energy, intensity and attitude of hardcore and the groove of the blues feeds into everything My Goodness does. Ultimately it’s all rock music though. Big throbbing rock music.

In the spring of 2014, My Goodness enlisted the help of friend and local Seattle musician Cody Votalato (The Blood Brothers, Jaguar Love) who joined them as a part time member on bass guitar for their first full U.S. tour. We recently caught up Schneider to discuss the record, working the Votalato and more. Now lets get to the call.

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